Shri Upasani Kanya Kumari Sthan (Shirdi, Maharashtra) – Foundation laid by Shri Upasani Maharaj

Shri Upasani Kanya Kumari Sthan, Sakori, Shirdi, Maharashtra

5 km approx. from Shirdi at Sakori – an ashram, an institution for Bramhacharin (unmarried) girls to learn Sanskrit (language) , Vedas and perform puja and yagya.

Shri Upasani Maharaj was born on the 15th of May 1870 came from Satana village near Nasik, Maharashtra stayed at Lord Khandoba Mandir, Shirdi for four years with Mahalaspati – The priest of the temple and later become the disciple of Saibaba. Late 1917 he visited Sakori (few km away from Lord Khandoba Mandir, Shirdi) and laid the foundation of an institution Shri Upasani Kanyakumari Sthan where young Bramhacharin girls could learn Sanskrit and Vedas.

Shri Upasani Maharaj first disciple was Godavari Mata (1914-1990). Godavari Mata was 10 years when she started living within the ashram. She was born in Shegaon (the residence of Saint Gajanan Maharaj) , Akola District, Maharashtra on 24th December 1914. After appointing Shri Sati Godavari Mataji as his spiritual successor Shri Upasani Maharaj attained samadhi in Sakori on 24th of December 1941. Godavari Mata attain samadhi on 11th of August 1990. She named no successor. Samadhi of Shri Upasani Maharaj and Godavari Mata is within the premises.

There is a yagna mandap. Seven times in an year during all major Hindu festival such as Ram Navami, Guru Purnima, Ganesh Chaturthi, etc. yagna is performed. It is said after visiting Sakori; Shirdi Yatra (tour) is completed.

There is a drumstick tree within the institution premises planted by Shri Upasani Maharaj. Lord Ganesha visage can be seen which appeared miraculous. Devotees worship and wishes are granted. Dattatreya temple is opposite the Ashram.

And the message – This Place as Vaikuntha.

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